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How the Leopard got his Spots Velvet Cushion

Design Notes

As featured in Elle Decoration, Homes and Gardens and Living etc, the luxurious How the Leopard got his Spots velvet is now available as ready made cushions and lampshades.

Created in collaboration with artist Alexis Snell, the distinctive design of leopards, interspersed with glinting fuchsia flowers and lush leaves will add a touch of jungle glamour to your sofa.

“I like things that are a bit dark and strange and I'm always drawn to a good story. A flea market, a late night drunken conversation, an old advert or a matchbox might get me thinking about a new idea." - Alexis Snell

Made in Lancashire, England, to a high standard with piping and woven label. The cushion is upholstered in 'How the Leopard got his Spots' on both sides, and due to the large scale of the pattern, each cushion is unique.

We supply our cushions with a plump ethically sourced feather pad. Please contact us at if you would like to request an alternative.

Technical Information

Collection: Alexis Snell 
Design Name: How the Leopard got His Spots
Dimensions: 43cm x 43cm
Closure: Zip
Material: 100% Cotton pile velvet
Filling: Ethically sourced feathers to EDFA Traceability Standard. Alternative filling available on request
Care Instructions: Suitable for dry cleaning, cool iron on reverse


Delivery and returns


We aim to dispatch orders within 1-2 working days of receiving them. Please send us a message with your order if you have any special requests regarding delivery dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Samples and swatches - Free delivery

Orders under £250 -  £5.95 tracked next day delivery by DHL

Over £250 - Free tracked next day delivery by DHL


We recommend that customers order samples before purchasing goods as although we try our best to make sure that our online images are accurate as possible it's best to view colours and textures in the environment they will be used in.

On receipt, please check that the fabric/wallpaper delivered is what you had ordered.
We are confident you will be delighted with your purchase. However, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied we are happy to offer a refund on all goods returned to us within 28 days from dispatch, provided they are in the original packaging (where applicable), unused and in a re-saleable condition. To arrange a return please contact us at or call 0113 4503639.

This policy is offered in addition to your legal rights.


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